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Senior Project Officer (S2)


  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Tashkent
  • Grade: Mid level - S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure 

 Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are: 

-    First-level university education in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
-    Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
-    Experience in preparing analytical reports
-    Excellent communication and drafting skills
-    Knowledge of regional political history and developments
-    Diplomatic and negotiating skills
-    Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments

 Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:

First-level university degree in a relevant field

Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


International mission members in the OSCE are internationally recruited. For the purposes of OSCE Missions (Field Operations) this means that they are hired to work in a duty station outside of their home country or country of permanent residence. As a result, nationals and permanent residents of the duty station are not eligible for international mission member positions. In the case of individuals with multiple nationalities, candidates are still ineligible for consideration even if using another citizenship for application while simultaneously maintaining the citizenship or permanent residence status of the country where the duty station is located;

-   Relevant professional experience in one or more of the following fields: law enforcement, legislative oversight and law-making, security issues;
-    Proven project managements skills/strategic planning covering the entire project cycle and project budgeting;
-    Proven skills to manage the teams in different working modalities (home office, in-office, telecommuting, etc.);
-    Good management and organization skills;
-    Good analytical and reporting skills; 
-    Experience in negotiations and liaison with governmental organizations, diplomatic missions and other international organizations; 
-    Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
-   Demonstrated ability and willingness to lead and work with a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
-    Professional fluency in English, both oral and written with abilities to communicate clearly, concisely and make presentations. Fluency or working knowledge of Russian and/or Uzbek is a strong advantage;
-    Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited timeframes;
-    Knowledge of regional political history and developments;
-    Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.


 -   Work experience in Central Asia or the Commonwealth of Independent States;
-    Previous experience in OSCE or other international organization’s field operation/office.

Tasks and Responsibilities

 Under the direct supervision of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator (Head of Mission), the Senior Project Officer is responsible for the elaboration and implementation of projects in co-ordination with relevant Uzbek governmental bodies and project partners.

Specifically, the Senior Project Officer will perform the following duties:
1.    Advising the Head of Mission on the issues related to Politico-Military Dimension (PMD) within the Mission mandate;
2.    Identifying the strategy, necessary resources (including budget) and managing the project portfolio of the PCUz Politico-Military Dimension;
3.    Creating and enabling environment for successful project implementation;
4.    Representing the PCUz in general and PMD in particular at meetings and events as required, including in an active role (speaker, moderator, chairperson, etc.);
5.    Assessing and preparing reports on PMD issues relating to the Mission mandate;
6.    Designing, drafting (narrative and financial), developing, coordinating and implementing projects and activities in the field of PMD; 
7.    Liaising with international organizations and agencies on issues in the field of PMDs;
8.    Facilitating contacts and promoting information exchange on these issues with national stakeholders, including, but not limited to representatives of authorities, academia, business community and NGOs;
9.    Assisting in arranging OSCE regional events, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
10.    Supervising at least five staff members;
11.    Performing other duties as required, including replacing the Head of Mission during his/her absence.

For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan (PCUz), please see


The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.


The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.


Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. 

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under If your participating State does not provide the option to apply online for seconded positions, you are kindly requested to submit your offline application form available at the respective OSCE delegation whose address can be found at

Please apply to your relevant authorities well in advance of the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered. The OSCE can only process Secondment applications that have been nominated by participating States. For queries relating to your application, please refer to the respective delegation as listed here:

Additional Information
  • Issued by: OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan
  • Requisition ID: UZB000043
  • Contract Type: International Secondment
  • Grade: S2
  • Job Level: Senior Professional
  • Job Type: Seconded
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Location: UZB - OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan, Tashkent
  • Issue Date: Feb 23, 2024
  • Closing Date: Apr 18, 2024
  • Employee Status: Fixed Term
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent)
  • Job Field: Political Affairs
  • Target Start Date: 1 August 2024
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